A man has been rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds to his upper body following a frightening machete attack on the Gold Coast overnight.
Police say three men armed with knives attended a Wharf Street home at Pimpama around 7pm where they attempted to force entry before being confronted by two male occupants aged 51 and 30.
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A struggle ensued between the men before one of the intruders allegedly produced a machete, causing both occupants to retreat.
The three men then ran from the scene, leaving the 51-year-old with facial injuries and three stab wounds to his upper body.
He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to what police say are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The 30-year-old man and two other occupants inside the home, a man and a woman, escaped unharmed.
At the time of writing, all three intruders – described as Caucasian in appearance – remained at large.
The first man is described as being 170cm tall, aged in his 40s, of solid build and was wearing a red hooded jumper.
The second; 180cm tall, also aged in his 40s, of thin build and was wearing a grey hooded jumper, while the third man is described as being 170cm tall, aged in his 20s, of slim build and was wearing a blue hooded jumper.
Police say it is believed the two groups are known to each other.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.